Category Archives: Composites

fibreglass, kevlar or carbon fibre construction

Praise Showered

Praise showered on Fi Innovations by Real Journeys for our craftsmanship.  We refurbished over 30 shower cubicles on their big “Milford Mariner” tourist boat. Cubicle after cubicle – it never seemed to end. Stan and Reece made countless trips up … Continue reading

Posted in Boat-building, Fibreglass, Marine, Tourism |

Full-carbon Snare Drum

Peter Robertson, who owns Hunter Custom Drums, picked up two more full-carbon fibre snare drum shells from us today. After assembling the drums, Peter will take them this weekend to the Finn Brothers studio in Auckland. Hopefully the musos will … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon fibre, Music, Resin infusion |

Speedway to the World Cup

Speedway enthusiasts are right behind the two Southland teams who are heading to Australia soon to compete in the Speedway World Cup and the first round of the Oceania series. Fi Innovations have contributed to their costs. We wish Aiden … Continue reading

Posted in Fibreglass, Transport |

Business After Five

BA5, short for ‘Business After Five’, are informal events designed to encourage networking among Southland manufacturers.  FI Innovations was excited to host the December BA5 evening, with over 40 people enjoying drinks and nibbles at our Otepuni Ave premises. Gareth, … Continue reading

Posted in Carbon fibre, Composites, Flexible products, Industrial, Marine, Resin infusion, Urethane |

Branxholme water treatment tanks

Branxholme, just north of Invercargill, saw lots of contractor activity recently as part of the ICC’s $11.5m upgrade of the city’s water treatment plant.  FI Innovations was asked to manufacture and install double linings in both their alum tanks.  These … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Infrastructure, Composites, Fibreglass, Industrial |

Mini Shotover Jet boat

Pop into Shotover Jet’s operations base at Arthur’s Point in Queenstown sometime and take a look at the mini Shotover Jet sitting in the corner. The Ngai Tahu Tourism company asked us to create a unique stand to display souvenirs. … Continue reading

Posted in Boat-building, Composites, Fibreglass, Marine, Tourism |

Oyster boat sculpture

The Oyster Boat sculpture in Bluff’s main street was tired and in desperate need of a complete overhaul. The oyster shell part had been absorbing rainwater through its very porous exterior, so the main support structure had collapsed with rust. … Continue reading

Posted in Art + Culture, Coatings, Composites, Fibreglass, Tourism |

Splash Palace Solution

We did a series of all-nighters to revamp the pool surrounds for Splash Palace. read what they thought of our job. “By the summer of 2013, the flooring of Invercargill’s city pool was in need of a major overhaul.  Normally … Continue reading

Posted in Fibreglass, Industrial, Swimming Pools |

Bullet-proof Boating

A carbon fibre jet boat pod with bolt-on carbon fibre seats was an innovative solution for Queenstown’s iconic Shotover Jet when they wanted to remodel their jet boat fleet.  This gained them fuel savings, a stronger structure with harder-wearing floors and stunning visual … Continue reading

Posted in Boat-building, Fibreglass, Marine, Resin infusion, Tourism |

Christchurch Sewer Pipe

Falling masonry and cracked, lumpy roads were obvious infrastructure effects of the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that rocked Canterbury at 4.35am on 4 September 2010. Below ground however, lurked a far more urgent casualty.  A city sewer pipeline buried metres underground … Continue reading

Posted in Civil Infrastructure, Fibreglass, Resin infusion |